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In a compelling personal account of the 9/11 attacks, one FSO offers tactics for surviving when catastrophe strikes.
The war on terror fundamentally changed U.S. diplomacy, leaving a trail of collateral damage to America’s readiness for future challenges.
In retrospect, 9/11 did not foreshadow the major changes that now drive U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy.
Drawing from two tours, a decade apart, a veteran diplomat explores the competing visions for Afghanistan.
The State Department’s failure to effectively staff and run interventions has a long history. Four critical lessons can be drawn from the post-9/11 experience.
As old as the United States itself, whistleblowing has protections worth knowing about.
In the 1992 FSJ, Ambassador Joe Lake describes setting up the U.S. embassy in Ulaanbaatar. Today he and his son explore how that relationship was built.
Reform Can’t Wait: No Time to Waste
When Everything Changed
The Remonstrating Official
An Old Friend
Right of Boom: A Bomb and a Book
Revitalizing the Core Precepts
The Future of USAID: Three Scenarios
The Retiree Agenda for 2021-2023